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VRINGO PROVIDES UPDATE ON U.S. PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE PROCEEDINGS



NEW  YORK - May 3, 2013 - Vringo, Inc.  (NASDAQ: VRNG), a company engaged in the
innovation, development and monetization of mobile technologies and intellectual
property,  today  provided  an  update  on  proceedings  at  the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO) regarding patents owned by its wholly owned subsidiary,
I/P  Engine,  Inc.   This  summary  is  qualified  in  its entirety by the USPTO
proceedings.

Background

I/P  Engine  asserted  two  patents  originally  acquired from Lycos, Inc., U.S.
Patent  Nos. 6,314,420 and 6,775,664, against AOL Inc., Google, Inc., IAC Search
&  Media,  Inc.,  Gannett  Company,  Inc., and Target Corporation (collectively,
"Defendants").

On November 6, 2012, the jury unanimously returned a verdict as follows: (i) I/P
Engine  had  proven  by  a  preponderance  of  the  evidence that the Defendants
infringed  the asserted claims of  both of the patents;  and (ii) Defendants had
not  proven by  clear and  convincing evidence  that the  asserted claims of the
patents are invalid by anticipation.  The jury also found certain specific facts
related  to the ultimate question of whether the patents are invalid as obvious.
Based  on such  facts, on  November 20, 2012, the  U.S. District  Court issued a
ruling  that  the  patents-in-suit  were  not  invalid as obvious, and the clerk
entered the Court's final judgment.

Google  has filed three separate re-examinations  of the asserted patents at the
USPTO,  one request against  the '420 patent  and two requests  against the '664
patent. Requests for re-examinations are a standard tactic used by defendants in
patent litigation cases.

The '420 Patent

On  March  15, 2012, Google  submitted  a  request  to  the  USPTO  for ex parte
reexamination  of U.S. Patent No. 6,314,420, one of the two patents-in-suit. The
request   was   deposited   on  March  16, 2012 and  was  assigned  Control  No.
90/009,991. On  July  18, 2012, the  USPTO  issued  a  determination  ordering a
reexamination.   On  September  25, 2012, the  USPTO  issued  a first, non-final
office  action where it  adopted the rejections  proposed by Google.  Today, the
USPTO  notified  I/P  Engine  that  examiners  assigned  to  the  re-examination
maintained  their rejections of the claims of  the '420 patent.  I/P Engine will
continue  to follow  the USPTO  procedures to  uphold the  validity of  the '420
patent,  including  filing  an  appeal  to  the  Board  of  Patent  Appeals  and
Interferences of the USPTO.

The '664 Patent

On  November  28, 2012, Google  submitted  a  request  to the USPTO for ex parte
reexamination  of U.S.  Patent No.  6,775,664, the other  of the two patents-in-
suit.  The request was assigned Control No. 90/012,722. On January 17, 2013, the
USPTO  issued a determination ordering a  reexamination, but found that three of
the  prior art references identified by Google  were not considered prior art to
the '664 patent.

In  an  effort  to  have  those  three  prior  art  references  considered  in a
reexamination  request  of  U.S.  Patent  No.  6,775,664, Google  filed a second
reexamination  request of that patent on February 8, 2013. On March 7, 2013, the
USPTO  issued  a  determination  ordering  a  reexamination  based  on the three
additional references. The reexamination was assigned Control No. 90/012,791.

I/P  Engine expects that the two reexaminations of U.S. Patent No. 6,775,664 may
be  merged into a single proceeding.  Further action from the USPTO is expected,
including  either  a  Notice  of  Intent  to  Issue  a Reexamination Certificate
affirming  the patentability of  all subject claims  or a First Non-Final Office
Action.

Additional Information

The court dockets for I/P Engine's proceedings in U.S. District Court and at the
Court  of Appeals for the  Federal Circuit are publicly  available on the Public
Access  to  Court  Electronic  Records  website,  http://www.pacer.gov, which is
operated by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Documents  regarding  USPTO  proceedings  are  publicly  available on the Patent
Application              Information              Retrieval             website,
http://portal.uspto.gov/pair/PublicPair, which is operated by the USPTO.

About Vringo, Inc.

Vringo,  Inc.  is  engaged  in  the  innovation, development and monetization of
mobile  technologies and intellectual  property.  Vringo's intellectual property
portfolio  consists of over 500 patents and patent applications covering telecom
infrastructure,  internet  search,  and  mobile  technologies.   The patents and
patent  applications  have  been  developed  internally, and acquired from third
parties.   Vringo  operates  a  global  platform  for the distribution of mobile
social    applications    and    services.    For   more   information,   visit:
www.vringoIP.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This  press release includes forward-looking statements, which may be identified
by  words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "projects,"
"intends,"  "should,"  "seeks,"  "future,"  "continue,"  or the negative of such
terms,   or   other   comparable  terminology.  Forward-looking  statements  are
statements  that are not historical  facts.  Such forward-looking statements are
subject  to risks and uncertainties, which  could cause actual results to differ
materially  from the forward-looking statements  contained herein.  Factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to:
the  inability  to  realize  the  potential  value  created  by  the merger with
Innovate/Protect for our stockholders; our inability to raise additional capital
to fund our combined operations and business plan; our inability to monetize and
recoup  our  investment  with  respect  to  patent  assets  that we acquire; our
inability  to maintain  the listing  of our  securities on NASDAQ; the potential
lack  of  market  acceptance  of  our  products;  our  inability  to protect our
intellectual  property rights;  potential competition  from other  providers and
products;  our  inability  to  license  and  monetize  the  patents owned by our
subsidiaries,  including  the  outcome  of  the litigation against online search
firms  and other companies; our inability  to monetize and recoup our investment
with respect to patent assets that we acquire; and other risks and uncertainties
and other factors discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities
and  Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including our annual report on Form 10-K filed
with  the SEC on  March 21, 2013.  Vringo expressly  disclaims any obligation to
publicly  update any forward-looking  statements contained herein,  whether as a
result  of new  information, future  events or  otherwise, except as required by
law.

Contacts:

Investors and Media:
Cliff Weinstein
Executive Vice President
Vringo, Inc.
646-532-6777
cweinstein@vringoinc.com





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(ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and
     originality of the information contained therein.

Source: Vringo, Inc. via Thomson Reuters ONE
[HUG#1699309]



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